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  •  Except without some sort of (1+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim

    Loving-type decision from the Court, there's a very strong argument the FFC clause does not apply.

    One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

    by AUBoy2007 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:00:50 AM PDT

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    •  Which is why a decision is needed on DOMA (2+ / 0-)
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      and not just deciding to kick the decision down the road.

      •  I don't think a decision on DOMA is really (2+ / 0-)
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        ColoTim, i dont get it

        going to help with the FFC clause issue.  It'll tell the fed govt that they have to recognize marriages the states recognize, but it won't really impact those states that don't recognize it.

        One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

        by AUBoy2007 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41:57 AM PDT

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        •  When the other states have unequal marriages (0+ / 0-)

          and yet the couple that moved there from Massachusetts or Iowa and they seem normal and there's no problems from them, the bigots will be forced to confront the reasons for their bigotry and there will be faster efforts to repeal discrimination.  I see the slope towards marriage equality much faster if DOMA gets invalidated.

        •  Correct. That part of DOMA is not at issue (1+ / 0-)
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          And will not be decided tomorrow.  The ONLY issue for tomorrow is the constitutionality of the DOMA provision that defines marriage for federal purposes in disregard of state law.

    •  We'll see. (0+ / 0-)

      I do not think you will get Loving from this court.  

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      by TomP on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41:23 AM PDT

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      •  I agree. There's no way, especially after reports (1+ / 0-)
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        from today, that we're getting Loving.  Which means after these decisions are handed down, there's still likely no way a gay couple in Mississippi will have their marriage recognized by their state, no matter where it was performed.

        One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

        by AUBoy2007 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:48:32 AM PDT

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